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Downtown :The Delhi-Mumbai Gazette

Kamalahaasan fireworks put on hold, Charlie's new angel(s) and a few designer blues...

Downtown :The Delhi-Mumbai Gazette
Downtown :The Delhi-Mumbai Gazette
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Fear Is The Key, Kamal
Kamalahaasan has been ready with his new techno flick Abhay for quite a while. Based on a novel written by Kamal himself, the film has him in a double role—as a commando and a psychopath. The soundtrack, with some weird music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, hit the market a month ago and has already made it to TV countdowns, but the producers have been dithering over the film’s release. First, the Batman-Superman-inspired special effects, done in collaboration with Australian experts, took some time. Then the extended success of Lagaan and Gadar meant a problem in showing in the desired theatres. Finally, the film was to hit the screens on September 28 but that would have meant just a 46-day run till Diwali, a crucial day when the exhibitors would have yanked it off from important cinemas to make way for the newer films. And the unwritten code of filmdom is that a star’s film has to run for 100 days whether people watch it or not. So now Abhay is set for...

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